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Poster: TwinD Date: Nov 22, 2005 3:11pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: PROTEST INFORMATION

Oh please Jason, no one is asking for access to the vault, we're asking to continue trading and sharing music already in our possession under guidelines the Grateful Dead established over 20 years ago.

The only difference is that twenty-odd years ago it was swapping tape lists and cassettes through the mail. Now we use the internet.

The Grateful Dead organization (I can't bring myself simply to say "The Grateful Dead" have seriously dropped the ball on this one, and to paraphrase one of their crewmember's own words after a run-in with a promoter in Philadelphia in 1973, the Grateful Dead sleep in the beds they make. Well, they made this bed and they can now sleep in it, too. The only difference is that this time, if they so choose, they can back out of it.

Consider me part of the boycott.

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Poster: TwinD Date: Nov 22, 2005 3:21pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: PROTEST INFORMATION

And you're concerned with us appearing ungrateful? For chrissakes, it was Jerry's own daughter who said at her father's Golden Gate Park memorial service that thanks to all of us she didn't have to work at McDonald's to get through school.

The ungrateful party here is the now UNGrateful Dead.

We've supported this band for forty years.

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Poster: bangtailpoet Date: Nov 22, 2005 3:18pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: PROTEST INFORMATION

It's not a matter of being ungrateful and not supporting the artists. For what it's worth, here is the letter I've emailed to gdstore.com, and will reiterate in a written letter tomorrow:

To Whom it may concern:

I am writing to voice my disappointment about the recent decision to remove Grateful Dead soundboard recordings from the Live Music Archive. While I fully recognize and respect the rights of the artists to do as they choose with their work, I feel this is a mistake on a number of levels. In many cases, I was willing to buy a product because I was able to hear what it sounded like before purchasing it. I have even purchased official versions of shows I already had acquired as free soundboards through the LMA because I had fallen in love with the music and felt an obligation to support the artists. Knowing that the Dead allowed so much free music to circulate in the world made me want to patronize them, and I never hesitated to buy tickets, music, or video releases. Now, I am forced to rethink my feelings.

I should also add that I feel the organization is shooting itself in the foot by alienating its most loyal fan base, and throwing away a marketing tool that has surely brought in countless thousands of dollars to the Grateful Dead.

I hope that you will see that this is a mistake and rethink your position.

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Poster: swedishhead Date: Nov 22, 2005 3:28pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: PROTEST INFORMATION

absolutely - well put! lets all send letters.

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Poster: estimatedeyes77 Date: Nov 22, 2005 3:47pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: PROTEST INFORMATION

I'm behind this protest 100%
Boycott all the way.

Guess my friends will be getting burnt copies of shows for xmas this year. No more dicks picks untill the archive is back online.

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Poster: jchastain Date: Nov 22, 2005 3:43pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: PROTEST INFORMATION

> Oh please Jason, no one is asking for access to the
vault, we're asking to continue trading and sharing music already in our possession under guidelines the Grateful Dead established over 20 years ago.

I don't recall reading anything that says we can't continue to trade soundboards. I don't even think that P2P has been addressed. I bet the band will come up with a viable (to all parties) solution to getting music to their fans. But, what good will it do to jump all over them when nobody outside of the organization knows what they have in store?

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Poster: tamb Date: Nov 22, 2005 3:48pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: AUSSIEDEADs - we protest

Remember the 23rd day of November, 2005. It really shocked me!!! 40 years (hmmm)?